Workshops/Retreats

Workshops/Retreats

Expand your horizons…

Explore ways to deepen your yoga practice, improve your health, or challenge your mind!  Join us for a workshop or yoga retreat to deeply nourish your whole self. Each year we offer specialized workshops on yoga for back care and yoga for scoliosis, as well as ones exploring the chakras and other modalities for healing. Return here often to find events that intrigue you to expand your understanding of yourself and yoga.

 

Restorative Yoga ClassesIMG_2808webwp
Immerse yourself in deep rest to heal and nourish, to dream, and refresh yourself on all levels. Yoga poses are held for varying lengths of time, supported by a collection of bolsters, blankets, blocks, and other yoga props.

Restorative Yoga Nidra
May 7  4-5:30pm  $20
with Carla McAdams E-RYT500

Yoga Nidra is a restorative yoga practice with a guided meditation that uncovers deeply-held patterns of tension in your body & mind, promoting greater ease.

 

Pain in Presence: Mindful Coping Skills for Childbirth Tosha 1 IMG_0596 (3) WP
Sunday May 7, 2017  1-3:30pm  $40
Taught by Heather Self

Learn holistic approaches for the birth of your child!
Join Mindful Birth Practitioner Heather Self to learn how mindfulness techniques might assist you in coping with the discomforts of labor. We’ll explore how conscious breathing and non focused awareness  can help you stay centered throughout your birth experience, how   ever that unfolds. We’ll go through a series of awareness exercises to begin the process of working with discomfort while remaining present. There will be discussion, practice, and handouts for continuing study. Snacks provided. 

Version 2Heather Self graduated from the Hakomi Institute in 2009,  after a two year training in Chicago. Hakomi is a holistic and mindfulness based counseling method that draws from Buddhist and Taoist traditions. During my training, I had the opportunity to do practicum work with pregnant women and their partners. I fell in love with the emotional and spiritual  expansiveness of pregnancy and began exploring how mindfulness practices might help support women in pregnancy and labor. I then decided to become a birth doula. I completed To Labor Birth Doula training in 2008 and again in 2014. I became a certified professional doula through To Labor in 2015. I completed postpartum doula training at Aviva College in October 2012. In spring of 2016, I completed Birthing From Within Training and became a BFW mentor.  I hold a degree in fine arts from Shepherd University (printmaking) and taught art classes for many years. In my free time I enjoy yoga, meditation, walks in nature, spending time with my husband and kids, and making art.

 

Yoga for Scoliosis—Aligning with your Unique Center scoliosis-spine
-an 8-week course exploring Yoga for Scoliosis from a holistic perspective
taught by Carla McAdams, E-RYT500, advanced teacher of therapeutic yoga

Tuesdays 6-8pm
February 28-April 18

Join us for a journey of exploration into yourself—your curves, your breath, your life patterns, your emotions and thoughts about living with scoliosis—using all the tools of yoga to rebalance to your center.

What is it like to live with scoliosis? Uneven hips and shoulders, rotated ribs, intermittent back pain, but also a unique way of moving and being in the world. Whether you ignore your curves, are in pain, or live easily in their twists and turns, come explore your patterns of movement and understand their effects on a deeper level.

Just $200 for the entire 8- week course + one 30 minute private session with Carla!

This 8-week course is taught by Carla McAdams, E-RYT500, who has advanced training in back care and yoga therapy; plus is a certified trainer in Yoga for Scoliosis by Elise Browning Miller. yogaforscoliosis.com